The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America (Unabridged) - Bill Bryson

The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America (Unabridged)

By Bill Bryson

  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Travel & Adventure
  • ℗ © 2003 Audible Studios

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Summary : The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America (Unabridged)

Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after 10 years in England he decided to go home, to a foreign country.
In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America.

From the Deep South to the Wild West, from Elvis' birthplace through to Custer's Last Stand, Bryson visits places he re-named Dullard, Coma, and Doldrum (so the residents don't sue or come after him with baseball bats). But his hopes of finding the American dream end in a nightmare of greed, ignorance, and pollution. This is a wickedly witty and savagely funny assessment of a country lost to itself, and to him.

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